(I'm sorry if this is not the right place on the boards to place this, but it is historical in nature so I assumed it was. If not, could a Mod please revise?) So, premise... A. Over the weekend, five buddies and myself had a table at the pub and, being the nerds we are, decided to re-draft for the Original Six teams using every player in hockey history. B. All players based on prime play (*except for McDavid obviously). C. Draft order was selected at random: (1) New York, (2) Toronto, (3) Montreal, (4) Detroit, (5) Boston, (6) Chicago. Draft was a "snake draft" - meaning Chicago drafted 6th and 7th, etc. D. I know we forgot some players. Here were the results... (1st) FORWARDS Gretzky, Wayne Richard, Maurice Lafleur, Guy Trottier, Bryan Bucyk, Johnny Kurri, Jari McDavid, Connor Shanahan, Brendan Stastny, Peter Gillies, Clark Gilbert, Rod Datsyuk, Pavel LaFontaine, Pat Anderson, Glenn Barber, Bill DEFENSEMEN Potvin, Denis Park, Brad Karlsson, Erik Gadsby, Bill Blake, Rob Vasiliev, Valeri Pronovost, Marcel Murphy, Larry GOALIES Hall, Glenn Parent, Bernie Price, Carey -------------------- (2nd) FORWARDS Hull, Bobby Clarke, Bobby Mikita, Stan Lindros, Eric Forsberg, Peter Makarov, Sergei Gainey, Bob Keon, Dave Hull, Brett Sundin, Mats Clark, Wendel Alfredsson, Daniel Getzlaf, Ryan Kerr, Tim Oates, Adam DEFENSEMEN Orr, Bobby Harvey, Doug Pronger, Chris Stevens, Scott MacInnis, Al Leetch, Brian Weber, Shea Hedman, Victor GOALIES Brodeur, Martin Broda, Turk Fuhr, Grant -------------------- (3rd) FORWARDS Lemieux, Mario Beliveau, Jean Bossy, Mike Sakic, Joe Mahovlich, Frank Joliat, Aurele Malone, Joe Firsov, Anatoly Iginla, Jarome Richard, Henri Nighbor, Frank Goulet, Michel Robitaille, Luc Gilmour, Doug Modano, Mike DEFENSEMEN Bourque, Raymond Kelly, Leonard (Red) Langway, Rod Savard, Serge Niedermayer, Scott Lapointe, Guy Subban, P.K. Laperriere, Jacques GOALIES Roy, Patrick Dryden, Ken Vezina, Georges -------------------- (4th) FORWARDS Howe, Gordie Yzerman, Steve Morenz, Howie Lindsay, Ted Dionne, Marcel Taylor, Fred (Cyclone) Francis, Ron Mikhailov, Boris Perreault, Gilbert Bathgate, Andy Hossa, Marian Shutt, Steve Hawerchuk, Dale Krutov, Vladimir Nieuwendyk, Joe DEFENSEMEN Lidstrom, Nicklas Chelios, Chris Salming, Borje Seibert, Earl Howe, Mark Doughty, Drew Konstantinov, Vladimir Zubov, Sergei GOALIES Plante, Jacques Tretiak, Vladislav Lundqvist, Henrik -------------------- (5th) FORWARDS Messier, Mark Ovechkin, Alexander Esposito, Phil Cook, Bill Conacher, Charlie Schmidt, Milt Apps, Syl Sr. Neely, Cam Tkachuk, Keith Blake, Hector (Toe) LeClair, John Mogilny, Alexander Thornton, Joe Gartner, Mike Roenick, Jeremy DEFENSEMEN Shore, Eddie Robinson, Larry Clancy, Francis (King) Horton, Tim Chara, Zdeno Clapper, Aubrey (Dit) Suter, Ryan Housley, Phil GOALIES Sawchuk, Terry Smith, Billy Esposito, Tony -------------------- (6th) FORWARDS Crosby, Sidney Jagr, Jaromir Kharlamov, Valeri Lalonde, Edouard (Newsy) Malkin, Evgeni Bure, Pavel Geoffrion, Bernard (Boom Boom) Selanne, Teemu Fedorov, Sergei Moore, Dickie Bentley, Max Kariya, Paul Toews, Jonathan Kane, Patrick Tocchet, Rick DEFENSEMEN Coffey, Paul Fetisov, Viacheslav Cleghorn, Sprague Pilote, Pierre Kasatonov, Alexei Keith, Duncan Wilson, Doug Conacher, Lionel GOALIES Hasek, Dominik Brimsek, Frank Belfour, Ed -------------------- While a futile exercise; it was a blast. Especially over numerous rounds of beers. What's funny is how we all started to adopt an "identity" for our teams. The Bruins GM wanted a mean and physical identity - the Habs GM a heavy French Canadian influence, etc. For the record, I drafted for the Leafs in the 2nd position. After selecting Bobby Orr 2nd overall, I decided to build my club around defense. Any thoughts, observations, contributions, feedback?